Asked by: Sherice Mellouk
asked in category: General Last Updated: 12th February, 2020

How do you comfort someone who has received bad news?

When someone begins to tell you bad news, be quiet and listen. Your concern will be mirrored in your attentiveness. You can nod and say, "Uh, huh," until you feel it's appropriate to add something like "This must be draining for you. I'm so sorry."

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People also ask, what do you say to someone who received bad news?

Common Expressions:

  1. I'm so sorry to hear that!
  2. What awful news! I'm sorry.
  3. I'm sorry to hear such terrible news.
  4. I'm very sorry – that must be awful/frustrating/scary/difficult.
  5. If there's anything I can do, just let me know.
  6. I really don't know what to say, I can't believe it. I'm very sorry.

One may also ask, what do you say to comfort someone? How to Comfort Someone Who's Sad/Crying

  1. “Witness” their feelings.
  2. Affirm that their feelings make sense.
  3. Show the person you understand their feelings, and facilitate the deepening of his or her own understanding of them.
  4. Don't minimize their pain or try to cheer them up.
  5. Offer physical affection if appropriate.
  6. Suggest action steps.

Also Know, what do you say when something bad happens to a friend?

"I'm sorry for your loss/ I'm sorry you're hurting" “I'm sorry for your loss” or simply “I'm sorry you're in pain” may lack originality, but they do the job—acknowledging your friend's pain without minimizing or justifying it. In the case of a death, it can be nice to add something more specific if you can.

How do you respond to someone coming out?

If someone comes out to you, make that individual feel heard, seen and respected by saying something like “Thank you so much for trusting me and telling me that.” Reiterate your care and love. Ask what you can do to provide support.

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